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Address: 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head, SC 29928-7207
Phone Number:
+1 843-363-9026
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Vagabond Cruise is Hilton Head Island's original sightseeing &...

Vagabond Cruise is Hilton Head Island's original sightseeing & excursion cruise operator located below the Lighthouse in world-famous Harbour Town since 1968. From dolphins to dinner, Savannah to sailing Vagabond has the cruise for you! Public trips and private charters are available year-round. We hope to welcome you aboard soon!

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Shrimping and More - We thoroughly enjoyed our two hour relaxing and informative morning cruise aboard the Tammy Jane.

This was our first voyage on an actual shrimp boat and a real learning experience. Nate explained how the shrimp were caught by the net and how the design of the various parts of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Buffalo, New York
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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first voyage on an actual shrimp boat and a real learning experience. Nate explained how the shrimp were caught by the net and how the design of the various parts of the net avoid catching bycatch and turtles. The crew successfully caught some shrimp and some other interesting fish.The entire catch was presented on a table for... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a birthday treat for her, I took my partner on a dinner cruise off the coast of Hilton Head Island. We expected a quiet, romantic dinner with candlelight and music. But instead, we got corralled into a serving line of a dinner buffet amid some rather loud patrons celebrating a birthday onboard. The saving grace of the night was... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an absolute beautiful Hilton Head Day for a water excursion. After many cold and gray days, this was the day to get out and enjoy the beautiful waters surrounding Hilton Head Island. The Captain and the crew were very knowledgeable and friendly. The 90 minute cruise was very educational with a few Dolphin sightings. Our Captain shared interesting facts... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

We went on the Stars and Stripes sailboat, thinking we were going to sail. We floated for 90 minutes in the middle of the sound. We just sat there on our " sit upons" ( i.e. Assigned seat cushions) It was quite boring. The staff was nice, allowing volunteers to help with the sails/ driving. They give you beers for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

A group of 12 of us chartered the Mystique for a sunset dolphin cruise and we couldn't have asked for a better experience (unless Vagabond could control the weather 😉). We even had a large age range from2-70 years old. They were so nice, even letting our 2yr old niece "drive" the boat. The boat was impeccable and had the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

We totally enjoyed this cruise from Hilton Head to Savannah. The scenery was gorgeous and cruising was definitely more relaxing than driving. However, it was also much more expensive than driving.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

This was an amazing dinner cruise. Elise is so incredible to work with and made our rehearsal dinner one that no one will ever forget. We had great food, great service, and saw A TON of dolphins!! I would HIGHLY recommend anyone to go on the dinner dolphin cruise.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

A friend and I researched and chose to do the 1 1/2 hour Dolphin Sunset cruise. This was no mistake, as we got an excellent narration (not recorded), plus got to see lots of dolphins. On the way back, the sunset was absolutely gorgeous. The weather cooperated and we really enjoyed doing this excursion.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Made reservations for this cruise. On this outing there were only couples. The dinner was very good. No frozen drinks! The sunset was breathe taking! We even saw dolphins playing! Lots of opportunity for Photos!

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We scheduled the rehearsal dinner as a cruise on the Vagabond at Harbor Town. Elise was excellent to work with. She is a pro and had all the right choices lined up for us. It was a pleasure from start to finish. We had dined at The Quarterdeck a few weeks before and found out that Vagabond shares the same... More 

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